Improving Student Vocabulary Mastery Using Word Mapping Strategy
The purpose of this study was to find out whether the word mapping strategy
was able to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. The process of mastering
is mainly affected by the worst thought of the vocational students who said that
English as the most difficult subject to learn and was often tracked into boring
condition since theywere not involved in the process of learning. Thisstudy was
conducted by using classroom action research in two cycles and each cycle
consisted of four meetings. The subject of the research was the third grade of
Accounting Department at State Vocational School 1 Pamekasan which
consisted of 34 students. The research was carried out for one month.The
instruments used to obtained primary data and the secondary data were
vocabulary test, the students’ observation sheets, and questionnaire of the
respondent.The result of test in preliminary until the test in cycle two
showed that there was the improvement of the number of students who passed
the test. Hopefully, this outcome will certainly be useful for both teachers and
students in which its harmony will give the progress for learning English,
especially vocabulary mastery.
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